Coming in third overall in the Mixed Men and Women’s Team division, Prevailing Wins was also honoured by being the first to win the coveted Team Spirit Commemorative Paddle with their Go Canada theme.
Promoting excellence in the sport of dragon boat racing — especially among youth in the Comox Valley — is a primary mission of Prevailing Wins. Partnering with youth organizations this summer, the team will introduce dragon boat paddling to teens and mentor those who wish to continue in this centuries-old sport.
The team is grateful to captain Leon Van Noorden, coach Bill Jay, tiller Norm Flower, and lead strokes Terry Wiggins and Kathy Tae for leading it to these outstanding results in the Race the River Regatta.
— Prevailing Wins